(b. ca. 1450, Colmar, d. 1494, Colmar)


German painter, printmaker and draftsman, younger brother of the better-known Martin Schongauer. He was born into a family of goldsmiths, painters, and printmakers, and he most likely apprenticed with Caspar Isenmann (active c. 1430-1484). Ludwig Schongauer became a citizen of Ulm in 1479 and of Augsburg in 1486, and he returned to Colmar after the death of his brother, Martin. His small oeuvre comprises paintings, prints, and a group of drawings of the Passion of Christ. The attribution of those works is based on his signed engravings.